A week in security (May 2 – 8)

The most important and interesting stories in security from the last seven days.

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The $43 billion Business Email Compromise threat

We take a look at the latest FBI report on Business Email Compromise which reveals $43 billion in losses from 2016 to 2021.

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Spear phish, whale phish, regular phish: What’s the difference?

We explain the difference between regular phishing, whaling, and spear phishing, along with ways to avoid all three.

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Italian mafia cybercrime sting leads to 100+ arrests

Europol has announced the successful arrest and dismantling of an organized crime ring that is said to have ties with the Italian mob.

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Spear-phishing now targets employees outside the finance and executive teams, report says

Employees in “low profile roles,” such as IT and sales, are now favorite targets of spear phishing attacks, says a new report from Barracuda.

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Judge drops hammer, dishes 7 years slammer for BEC and romance scammer

We look at the recent sentencing of a scammer dealing in both business email compromise and romance scams.

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A week in security (June 21 – June 27)

A roundup of the most interesting events and happenings in the realm of infosec, from the week June 21 to June 27.

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Report reveals the staggering scale of Business Email Compromise losses

A new report from the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), shows that businesses lost $1.8 billion to BEC scams in 2020.

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Clop targets execs, ransomware tactics get another new twist

Clop’s targeting of executives’ workstations is the latest in a string of recent innovations in ransomware.

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Business email compromise: gunning for goal

We look at the latest happenings in the world of business email compromise (BEC).

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